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mjmani
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Post by mjmani » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:50 pm

Thanks Deepinder,
I am going to show funds only for myself this time and mention my family will be joining me in Feb 2010. I guess we need not have to submit any proof for my family will not join me before 2010, right?

Thanks Jessies,
That is a good news for me.
Best regards,
Mani

Shubhi
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Post by Shubhi » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:40 pm

Hi All,

I am applying for Tier 1 Visa by 2nd week of Sept. I have filed following documents:

1)Original passport.
2)Birth Certificate
3)51,000/- DD payable at New Delhi
4)Cover Letter
5)Photograph
6)Original degree
7)12 months sal slip and bank statement
8)English test certificate
9)letter from bank stating suthenticity of statements and level of funds

Can somebody please tell me if I missed out on something?

mjmani
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Post by mjmani » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:00 pm

Assuming you have the necessary forms filled, I guess you're all set. Did you cross-check what it says as paid to you in your Salary Slips to what was actually paid in your bank account?
To be crisp, cross check Sal Slip and Bank statement to see if the amounts match exactly. If there are minor differences and you know the reason, it is better to mention in your cover letter.

Salary slips must be original (even original should not look like a printout on blank paper) or it must be signed, sealed by your company.

Similar comment applies to bank statement. Either original (that has some color on it) or signed, sealed by bank.

Best of Luck!
Best regards,
Mani

daroori
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EC Applied on 4th Sept 08

Post by daroori » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:39 am

Hello All,

I applied for EC on 4th Sept 08 from Bangalore, with the HSMP Approval letter that I recieved from Home office.

Current status is application sent to British High commission Chennai. They say it might take 1 month for the processing.

Rgds,
Praveen

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Re: Documents list + Earnings question

Post by shiva_jaime » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:29 pm

Hi,
I am also planning to apply Tier-1 this month at Chennai.
Are you applying for Tier-1 newly or converting from HSMP to Tier1?

I have doubt on the list of documents to be submitted for Tier-1.
1. Do we need to show the accomodation details to BHC?
If yes, Its difficult for me to get somebody in UK to provide his/her accomodation details. Is it any other way to satisfy this requirement?

2. Do we need to carry only Demand Draft for 51K Rs. or paying cash also acceptable?

3. I have ITR-1 form for only 2 years. Is it highly mandatory to provide 3 years ITR-1 form?

4. Where do you find integra form? Could you please send the link and guide me if any difficulty you might faced to fill Integra form?

Sorry for such long questions but wants to clear before stepping into BHC, chennai.

Please guide me on this.

Thanks,
Siva

[quote="sppc42"]Hi,

Am also planning to apply in Sept08. I just made a call to VFS and got a list of the items that I need to submit (sharing it out):

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1. Passport
2. 2 recent colored photos (45x35). White background. Dark clothes. glossy finish.
3. Application forms for VAF9 and Appendix 1
4. Rs51,000/- demand draft in the favor of British Deputy High Commission, payable at chennai
5. Covering letter
6. Contract of application of a job in UK (if applicable)
7. Acommodation letter. This includes a NOC from a friend/relative living in UK and their accomodation proof (lease document or gas/electricity etc bills.). Alternatively, I have also learnt that a hotel booking from booking.com can also be used.
8. 15 months bank statement (last 3 months showing atleast 2800pounds) - letter from bank manager in case you take online printouts of statement, citing the authenticity of the printouts. This letter should contain your name, acc num, certification that the pritinouts are original etc. Note that, these statements should be atmost 7 days prior to applying.
9. Integra form
10. IT returns: Form16 for the last 3 years
11. Payslips 12 months
12. Educational certificates 10th onwards
13. Previous work experience certificate
14. Language Proof

Following Photocopies are required:
1. VAF9 + appendix 1
2. additional integra form
3. HSMP points performa
4. Payslips
5. All pages of passport including blank pages
6. Educational certificates
7. Contract of employment (if applicable)

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I have couple of queries about showing the earnings:
1. I have a gross income of ~12Lac rupees. But around ~2lacs is a bonus that is given at the end of the year. So, in my payslips, I get only ~10lacs. So, which amount should I mention in the earnings?
2. Doing the conversion on the points calculator, talking 1INR = 0.01262GBP. So, what will be my equivalent salary in GBP? I understand that doing simple maths, it is 12620 pounds (for 10lac). Is that correct? Because the points calculator site is showing me the same but is also shoing 66886.00 as the [b]salary equivalent[/b]. What is the meaning of that?

Appreciate any inputs there.
Thanks[/quote][quote][/quote]

shiva_jaime
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Tier-1 Document list

Post by shiva_jaime » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:37 pm

Hi Shubi,
I gone through the list of documents you are planning to submit.
I too planning to apply Tier-1 this month at Chennai.

Looking at your list of documents, I have few suggestions.
1. There is no request for Birth Certificate for age proof. Where did you heard about this Birth certificate to submit? I read from Tier-1 guidance, Passport is quite fine.
2. You might need to carry your Mark sheets of the degree you r applying.
3. Possibly print out the Points calculation Assessment tool pdf.
4. Ensure your payslips been stamped & signed.

Please ensure my comments with some other persons also before you step into BHC.

Thanks,
Siva
[quote="Shubhi"]Hi All,

I am applying for Tier 1 Visa by 2nd week of Sept. I have filed following documents:

1)Original passport.
2)Birth Certificate
3)51,000/- DD payable at New Delhi
4)Cover Letter
5)Photograph
6)Original degree
7)12 months sal slip and bank statement
8)English test certificate
9)letter from bank stating suthenticity of statements and level of funds

Can somebody please tell me if I missed out on something?[/quote]

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Need the URL for the Tier - I policy guidance

Post by sandeep.momula » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:52 pm

Hi guys,

I would like to have the URL for the Tier - I policy guidance. I had some of the pdf\'s on the net, however, would like to have forum post the best Tier - I guidance URL, which is helpful for everyone.

Shubhi
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Post by Shubhi » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:57 pm

Thanks Shiva :) !!!!

I also read about the long list of documents....Can somebody tell me

a)Is it necessary to show acommodation letter??
b)What can be best possible content of a covering letter?
c)Is it necessary to include Integra form?
d0 Shall I include the highest degree certificate mentioned or all certificates 10th onwards....

Please suggest....

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Post by mjmani » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:26 pm

a) Accommodation letter to my understanding is not required (not mentioned anywhere in the latest Policy Guide PDF). They may ask about accommodation only when you depart to UK (or at UK Customs on arrival). Why take a chance? It is better to include a booking proof from booking.com
b) Covering letter may vary person to person by their own circumstances. It should address all / most of questions case worker may have looking at your case. So it is better you write your own in a crisp but detailed enough one
c) Ppl applying from India may answer this
d) Your highest degree is sufficient. However, it is better to include all yoour degrees (above 12th/higher secondary). This way you atleast get points for Bachelor degree if your Masters is not accepted by them (just being pessimistic/careful, sorry)
Best regards,
Mani

Shubhi
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Post by Shubhi » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:06 pm

Thanks Mani :)

Could you also suggest when I am calculating my earnings shall I sum up the Gross pay or the net pay? becoz the bank statement reflects my net pay

mjmani
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Post by mjmani » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:32 am

You should sum up your Gross pay, not Net pay.

Bank statements will reflect Net Pay after deductions.. Your Payslips should have both Gross and Net Pay.

For each month's Gross pay you accounted for earnings, its Net Pay should match the Net pay in your bank statement. I hope this clarifies.
Best regards,
Mani

Shubhi
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Post by Shubhi » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:50 am

Thanks Mani :)

I have contacted VFS UK regarding the same query. Please check their reply:

Accommodation proof is not necessary in case of Tier 1 general.

Yes, it is necessary to include Integra form.

The discretion lies with you to include the highest degree certificate mentioned or all certificates from 10th onwards.

It is advisable to include the Tax documents.


Can somebody tell me where can I find the Integra form?

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Applied on 10-SEP-2008

Post by regpass2k » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:24 pm

Hi All,

I have applied for the Tier 1. It seems so easy to apply and in the VFS, the guys are so good...

Please ensure that u take a Xerox copy of all the documents. Also, go and get the Integra form from the VFS one day before filing...

So you dont have to waste time over there and also no tensions at the last minute

Ensure you have Bank's contact name, No.... (U cannot find out at the last min)

Xpecting a positive result from the home office

Regards,

regpass2k

Shubhi
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Re: Applied on 10-SEP-2008

Post by Shubhi » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:56 pm

Hi

Could you please share the list of documents you submitted?

Thanks
regpass2k wrote:Hi All,

I have applied for the Tier 1. It seems so easy to apply and in the VFS, the guys are so good...

Please ensure that u take a Xerox copy of all the documents. Also, go and get the Integra form from the VFS one day before filing...

So you dont have to waste time over there and also no tensions at the last minute

Ensure you have Bank's contact name, No.... (U cannot find out at the last min)

Xpecting a positive result from the home office

Regards,

regpass2k

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Tier 1 General UK application

Post by Sep08T1Applicant » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:14 am

Hi all

Applied for Tier 1 from within UK on 06 September 2008.

Claimed 100 points for earning + age + degree + UK experience

Satisfied english language requirement automatically as I had passed from University of Westminster.

Maintenance fund requirement satisfied as well.

Application submitted: 06/09/2008

Payment deducted from credit card on 09/09/2008.
Acknowledgment recieved on 10/09/2008

Finger crossed waiting for decision..!!
AZ

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Re: Applied on 10-SEP-2008

Post by regpass2k » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:13 pm

Hi,

List of documents submitted

Application fees
2 Photographs
VAF 9 Application Form
APPENDIX 1: Tier 1 (GENERAL)
Self Assessment Calculator print out

AGE
Passport -

Education
Degree Certificate
Marks sheets

Previous earnings
Salary Slips - XX-XXX-XXXX to XX-XXX-XXXX – Past 12 months
Bank Statements - XX-XXX-XXXX to XX-XXX-XXXX - Past 15 months
IT Returns July 2008
Latest IT statement from the employer
Oanda Conversion Page - on XX-XXX-XXXX
Current company Offer Letter + appraisal letter + contact details

English language
Copy of the Degree Certificate
Copy of the mark sheets

Maintenanece (Funds)
Bank Statements - XX-XXX-XXXX to XX-XXX-XXXX – Past 3 months
Banker's Certificate + Bank contact details
Oanda Conversion Page - on XX-XXX-XXXX

Accmodation Proof
Hotel booking confirmation

Previous work experience
appointment letter of the previous company
Relieving Letter of the previous company

Education certificates from 10th std

36 pages passport copy

Integra screen application form
Shubhi wrote:Hi

Could you please share the list of documents you submitted?

Thanks
regpass2k wrote:Hi All,

I have applied for the Tier 1. It seems so easy to apply and in the VFS, the guys are so good...

Please ensure that u take a Xerox copy of all the documents. Also, go and get the Integra form from the VFS one day before filing...

So you dont have to waste time over there and also no tensions at the last minute

Ensure you have Bank's contact name, No.... (U cannot find out at the last min)

Xpecting a positive result from the home office

Regards,

regpass2k

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Re: Applying next week but a problem

Post by tassim » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:27 pm

if ur applying outside uk, under new tier1-general new application ;proof of accomodation/hotel booking not reqd,this is not mentioned in any instructions.
morgoth wrote:I have received an invitation letter for accomodation from my friend, however his tenancy agreement is in his and his partner's name.

Will this be a problem ....or will i also need a letter from his partner

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Re: SEPTEMBER-08 TIER-1 APPLICANTS

Post by shiva_jaime » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:24 am

Dear Applicants,
I am planning to apply for Tire-1 visa this month. Regarding the evidence for previous earnings, my employer is not ready to give attestation in my payslips which my payslips are printed on a plain paper and printed that "signature is not required since its computer generated document". So HR said they dont provide their attestation which they suspect employee may use this for Tier-1 and no co-operation from HR.
1. Is it highly required that it needs to be signed and stamped?
2. Is it any chance that we shall get BHC confirmation on submitting non-attested payslip submission?
3. Somebody got stamped for Tier-1 without attestation on Payslips?
4. If somebody knows that vfs mail ID, please let me to get clarification on this to BHC chennai region?

Thanks,
Siva

[quote="deepinder7090"]Dear Applicants,
This is the thread only for the people who are going to apply in the month of Sep 08.
I will be applying in the 2nd week of this month.

I welcome to all the applicants who are going to apply in the month of Sep 08 to post their queries related to Tier-1 visa .

We should also discuss about the timelines of the applicants who will be applying in this month.


regards,
Deepinder[/quote]

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Post by deepinder7090 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:42 am

Dear Shiva,
it is highly advised that the salary slip should be signed and stamped by your company authority.

kindly do not submitt it without signing and stamp

regards,
deepinder

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Post by deepinder7090 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:44 am

Dear All sep applicants,

I had finally applied on sep 12

applied from chandigarh

regards,
deepinder

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